City of Knox Accepting 50/50 Sidewalk Replacement Applications

The city of Knox is gearing up for their 50/50 sidewalk replacement program, offering residents a chance to have their sidewalks repaired at half the cost. Any residents suffering from some problematic areas on their sidewalks would benefit from this program, and Mayor Rick Chambers is accepting replacement requests now from homeowners and business owners. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 16.

When a request is received by the mayor, Street Superintendent Jeff Borg will inspect the area and approve or disapprove the order. A bid for the work will be awarded and then the property owner will be notified of the cost and must pay half of the cost to the city before construction will begin and must be made within 14 days of notification in order for the project to continue.

When the sidewalk work is complete, Borg will make one last inspection and approve payment to the contractor.

If you need more information, call the Mayor’s office at (574) 772-4553.